Trying to Create Outside the Box...But Not Really Succeeding

September 2, 2010

It feels as if I've been out of touch with actually "creating" things these past days, what with school starting for the kids and a new schedule all around and blah blah blah. (And WAY too much time on the computer doing things totally unrelated to making jewelry!) Now that they're all off to school full time I can (somewhat) breathe a sigh of relief and get back into the swing of things ..... Despite the chaos I DID, however, manage to pull together a new charm bracelet ~ it only took me, like, two weeks to make it! lol

Ok, so it's not vastly different from my usual take on the eclectic mix of "charms" (and I use that term loosely!) however, I did infuse it with vintage blue crystal faceted beads ~ and I'm not a blue person by nature.  That was quite a leap made by me there.  (So sad to admit, I know.)  But I kind of liked the outcome.  

Charm-wise, I added a miraculous medal, a vintage rhinestone ball I picked up at a flea market, a chunky silver heart which also came from a flea market (just ripped that thing right off of an old key chain!) and one of my new favorites ~ a penny smashed by the railroad tracks near our house!  If nothing else, it's quite the conversation piece.  Nickels work well, too!  And of course, gotta have lots of pearls and lockets.  Not any great variation from my usual, but I really am trying to start creating things outside of my comfort zone.  Who knows what's next?

Hope you're all having a great week!

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Hearts Turned said...

The charm bracelet is just beautiful, Kathleen! Love everything you added to it!

I've been feeling the same way about's been busy and it's too HOT to do here I sit at the computer! But the creating is calling me...maybe the mojo's returning!

Hope you have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

I love those crystal spheres, I like to use them often, them are my absolute favourite :)

JoAnne said...

Well I love the way it turned out Kathleen! I think the blue crystal beads are a beautiful addition. Thanks for offering to grab my button. All you need to do is right click to save the picture(button), then add (add a gadget) as you would any other. Where it gives you the space to add a url, just copy and paste my blog address:
Thanks again,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I have 3 different bracelets started - I need to finish them up or take them apart and start over
Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for joining in on the first Thrilling Thursday linky party @ Paisley Passions. I hope you will join in again next week :)


Cara@HomespunKitchen said...

Hi Kathleen, thanks so much for stopping by Homepsun Kitchen! Your blog is awesome, and I'm your newest follower:) I have three girls, so I am sure I will be in need of some bracelets, lol!!


Terrell said...

I sooo need one of these! YOu just blow me away with your creativity! Love this piece!!
Thank you for showing it off at my Fabulous Finds party!! :D
Hugs to you,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Tania said...

oh my word - this is beautiful Kathleen!

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